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Monday, December 12, 2016

Pinkies for Queensbury, Waxwings for Halifax, Nowt for Soil Hill.

        Very high skein of 108 noisy Pinkies >SW
                over Foxhill 1240 hrs.



  Amazingly long streamer behind.


One of those good birding days without even trying.
A deteriorating day up here in Hillbilly country with a decent morning then rain by mid day and fog by mid afternoon.  1230 hrs and getting to take the dogs out for their dinnertime walk when I realized I had left the camera, that I carry everywhere , in the kitchen but it was dull and raining so I thought I would,nt go back for it but then thinking I,d regret leaving it if something turned up I went to get it.
As I came out of the door and starting to put the dogs leads on I heard a familiar noise high above me, PINKIES !
Up with the camera then put them out on the grapevine as they headed south of Odgen in a sw direction, 108 of them, counted later from photos.
Once again proving always have a camera with you. Imagine how I would have felt now if I had,nt returned for mine.

Next a shopping trip to the Range, Halifax and on the way back whilst stood in the usual traffic queues 4 Waxwings flew over the car and dropped into Alder trees in the middle of the Burdock Way roundabout, one time the camera did,nt come in to use as the lights changed and away we went.

Back to Queensbury in the fog but 1425hrs so time for a quick search for the alleged Snow Bunting as even though it was foggy ground visibility was enough to look for the target bird.
I was last in the queue up there today following NK, JL, DB and Daniel B who was just leaving as I arrived.
A trudge around yesterdays sighting area found nothing , as did a search of a wider area, but Queensbury birders don,t give up that easy so we,ll be back.
BS

3 comments:

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Nice one with the Pinkie's Bri, I was in the plantation when it came through so had a good scout in the air but nothing came over where I was which was a shame.

David Sutcliffe said...

Another great report Bri - not a bad days birding and more shopping as well - don't you just love it !!!
Thanks for the call by the way on the pinks but they eluded me.

Brian Sumner . said...

Looked to be heading straight towards you Dave S. Be glad when the dark nights are gone.

Wigeon came out well Dave B.Not easy out on the water.